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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. I., DECEMBER 28, 1898.
Published Every Day, except Sunday, tt ato Klne
street, Honolulu, H. I., by the
BULLETIN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
W. R. rARRINGTON Editor
DANIEL LOGAN .... City Edllor
"WEDNESDAY, DEO. 28, 1898.
Jill. DOI.K'S MINOIIITYItKFOIlT.
Prosidont Dolo's minority re
port iu relation to the conclusions
of tho Hawaiian coin mission is
given in another column. In
view of tho objections made to the
froedom given tho governor in tho
matter of appointments, and com
parisons made with conditions
under tho Republic of Hawaii, it
appears that Mr. Dolo simply
seeks to save a little of the dignity
of a long oflicial namo for the
futuro officials of tho totritory.
Tho superintendent of publio
works, tho secretary, the treasurer,
etc., of the Territory might bo a
littlo more pompous, put on moro
stylo aud draw a littlo largor
salary if, iu additiou tothoir other
duties, they wore mado members
of an executive council to holp nut
tho governor at times when ho
lacked tho capacity for positive
Tho powers of appointment and
removal conferred upon the gov
ernor are detailed in tho bill as
The governor shall, by anJ with the
consent of the senate, appoint, chief jus
tice and justices of supreme court, circuit
judges, attorney general, treasurer, com
missioners of public lands and agriculture,
Mipt, public works, supt. public Instruc
tion, auditor and deputy, surveyor, chief
sheriff, members board of health, commis
sioners of public Instruction, board of
prison Inspectors board of registration and
Inspectors of election'and any other boards
of public character created by law. Gov
ernor may remove any oflicer except
judges remosed by Impeachment.
Under tho Republic of Hawaii,
tho President is provided with a
cabinet, membeis of which shall
be consulted "concerning all mat
ters of public policy, appoint
ments to offico, and other matters
of importance concerning which
action is contemplated." But
"tho President shall not bo bound
to follow tho advico of hid cabiuoi"
except in cases whero the consti
tutiou otherwise provides. The
instances whero the cabinet ap
proval is required by tho consti
tution are: making treaties with
foreign governments, appoint
ment of members of boards of
public character and district
macistrates. removal of above
officers except district magis
tratesand diplomatic and con
The President appoints his
cabinet iu the same mnuner as tho
governor appoints olliccra of tho
territory. Members of tho cabinet
appoint "with the approval of the
President," heads of bureaus.
Honda of bureaus appoint and
remove- officers under them "sub
ject to tho approvnl of tho Min
i6ier" in whoso department they
Thus tho chain of appointment
leads, under Iho Republic, directly
to the influonco of tho Prosidont.
Cabinet Ministers may bo ro
moved with tho consent of the
Senuto, and "tho Presidont with
tho approval of throo members of
tho Cabinet may remove any
member of tho Cabinet." Ci.binot
Ministers, heads of departments,
havo power to remove hoads of
buroans with consout of tho Pro
sident, and heads of bureaus may
remove any officer with tho ap
proval of tho Minister. Thus tho
chain of romoval leads to tho Pre
In case a vacancy occurs in any
such (appointments whoro ap
proval of tho Senate is required)
offico shall occur whilo tho Senato
is not in Bossion tho President
may fill such vacancy by granting
a commission which shall unless
confirmed, oxpiro at tho end of the
next session of tho Sonato. Thcro
by giving tho Presidont freedom
to mako officos vacant directly fol
lowing tho adjournment of tho
Sonato and keep his new appoint
ees in offico till tho next session.
Tho autocratio powers of tho
President of tho Republic of Ha
waii who hold office for six years
and could not bo re-elected wero
moro comploto and moro autocra
tic, than tho powor given tho gov
ernor of tho territory who is
directly responsible for his
administration of affairs to the
Presidont of tho United States
and mny bo removed by him. The
President of tho Republic of Ha
waii does not appoint Cabinet
ministers who aro unfavorable or
opposed to him. If opposition
develops ho can get cabinet
friends togothor and remove tho
obstruction. Tho samo completo
power iu iufluonciug tho whole
official life of tho Republic is
handed down ereu to tho heads of
Prosident Dolo seems to think
that tho governors of Hawaii aro
to bo takon from tho mules of men
who aro politically bad, men who
consult no ono and sail ahead
irrespective of thoir responsibili
ties to the public good. Sup
posing such a man docs secure
tho offico, President Dolo's sug
gestion of requiring him to con
sult with certain officials without
being bound to act on tho decision
of tho counselors doesn't help tho
situation any. If n governor is
corrupt it is a vory easy raattor
U2t!or tho proposed Dolo system,
and also the former system of the
Republic of Hawaii for him to
gather around him corrupt advisors.
Furthormoro an objection
ablo official, whoso removal
may bo demanded by the
governor, can, under tho Dolo
minority report, bo maintained
iu office by a Sennlo antagonistic
to tho governor. Should Mr. Dolo
bo appointed first govornor of the
territory ho might find
himself in a pretty fix, as
it is a fact recognized and
admitted by Mr. Dole's friouds
that tho first legislature elected
in this territory will bo antago
nistic to tho present high official
Mr. Dolo further says: More
over the features of tho existing
Hawaiian civil system, which
compel a certain amount of
publicity in all administrative
acts, are swept away, and tho gov
ernor may act with absolute secre
cy, or, if he shall bo so inclined,
with the advico and undor tho in
fluonco of any persons ho may
choose to admit to his delibera
tions." In view of tho record of
tho Hawaiian Executive this con
tention is amusing. Presidont
Dole and his cabinet have, during
tho past five yoars,bo3n ono of tho
most completo star chamber or
ganizations that over existed. The
esEouco of secrecy in its highest
potency has boon maintained at
Cubinot sessions. Evon tho ro
cords of tho executive council
havo not beon opon to tho publio
until tho governorship appoint
ment camo up for discussion. Tho
definition Mr. Dolo would givo for
tho torm "a cortain amount of
publicity" would indeed be inter
esting to tho pooplo of Hawaii.
If a governor could be moro se
cretive than tho Executive council,
ho would, in tho opinion of tho
people here, havo to bo deaf
dumb and blind.
The wholo pith of tho minority
report is an expression of
tho lack of oxecntivo oapacity
possessed by Mr. Dole. ThiB state
tnont is not mado in tho spirit of
captious criticism. It is a fact ad
mitted and expressed by Mr. Dole's
associates in political and privato
Hfo,hiB personal friends, that iu his
position as chief executivo ho has
shown nn unfortunato lack of that
broad, active, decisive, porsonal
powor that marks a good execativo
officer; ho domonds cabinet official
prop" to braco him in his work
Wo do not beliovo tho Sonators
and Representatives or tho oxecu
tivo officials at Washington will
regard with moro kindly accept
anco tho minority roport of Mr.
Dolo than did his colleagues on the
commission. Mr. Dolo could not
ovon obtain tho support of his Ha
waiian colleague Judgo Prear.
Tho Unitod States has boforo had
territorial governors who presided
ovor territories possessing as much
wealth, and as many important in
terests as Hawaii. Tho men appoint
ed have not usually boon found
wanting In" their capacity to ad
minister tho offico to tho satisfac
tion of tho Prosident and tho poo
plo. If thero has boon any failure
to carry on tho duties of the office
properly tho incumbent has boon
removed. Furthermore Hawaii
docs not consider that it will reap
commensurato benefits from tho
additional salaries that may be
asked as a return for tho empty
dignity of being a counselor to
tho governor.. Tho roport and bill '
of tho majority of the Hawaiian
Commission satibQcs tho people1
of this territory.
The Christmas treo of tho Ka
waiahao church Sunday school
takes place this ovoning. A good
timo is being prepared for the
We have received were made specially
for us, from the LATEST designs tumlsh
cd in advance by the manufacturers.
Until January 1st
We will mate a liberal reduction from the
marked prices. We are also making re
duced prkeson PICTURES and FRAMES.
These suits are CORRECT
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We have MANY other
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Merchant and Fort Streets.
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Tapestry and Velvet Pile TABLE COVERS.
Qualities are the best; colorings and
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Carts, Wash Sets,
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Best makes and latest
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Hosiery, Cuffs, Collars,
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